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Districts 1 and 7 deciding BOE races

Voters in two districts, about one-fourth of Bulloch County's population, are making choices in the current election for who will represent them on the Board of Education.

May 20, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Splash set to open

While rain may be in the forecast, the slides will be open, the lounge chairs out and the Lazy River flowing, as Splash in the Boro opens for its 13th season with its annual weekend preview.

May 19, 2016 | By SHANE PEASTER Herald Intern | Local


City taking police chief applications until June 6

Qualified law enforcement officers have until June 6 to apply for the job of Statesboro chief of police.

May 19, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Sheriff candidates address overtime issue

During this year's race for the Bulloch County sheriff's seat, candidates Noel Brown and Jared Akins each have addressed topics of interest to county residents. Both are Republican candidates who will face off Tuesday, May 24. The winner of the general primary will face Democratic candidate Keith Howard in the Nov. 8 general election.

May 18, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Akins, Brown talk experience, roles and crime

With the general primary election just days away, Bulloch County sheriff candidates Noel Brown and Jared Akins each are working to reach voters with messages about why they feel they are the right choice for the job.

May 18, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City spending on pipes, south and north

The city of Statesboro is moving forward with two $1 million-plus pipeline projects, miles outside the city limits in nearly opposite directions. One is part of Statesboro's farthest extension of water and sewer thus far, while the other will replace an endangered, 60-year-old underwater natural gas supply line.

May 18, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


5K to benefit Joseph Home, 7th Mile Farm

A cross-country 5K race to benefit Broken Shackle Ranch Joseph House and Fostering Bulloch's 7th Mile Farm is slated for Saturday, and organizers hope to raise awareness of the new facilities as well as funds to purchase a zero-turn lawn mower and other items to help maintain the 42-acre property.

May 18, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


4-H to host rabies vaccination clinic

The Bulloch County Extension Service and Bulloch County 4-H will host its annual rabies clinic Saturday. Vaccinations will cost $10 each.

May 18, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Southern Cruisers 25th anniversary show Saturday

Southern Cruisers will host its 25th anniversary edition car and truck show Saturday at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairgrounds, with vendors, door prizes, valve-cover races and more.

May 18, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Hear from local candidates, help feed the hungry

A political forum planned for Friday will combine last-minute campaigning with a food drive, said Lindsay Gribble, communications director for the Bulloch County Republican Party, which is hosting the "Stumpin' for Statesboro" event.

May 17, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Kid's World's Frazier named state Pre-K Teacher of the Year finalist

Channie Frazier, who teaches prekindergarten at Kid's World Learning Center on Statesboro's Savannah Avenue, was surprised Tuesday morning when state officials, with reporters in tow, disrupted class to give her flowers, a framed letter and $500.

May 17, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Spring Fling at New Hope Methodist to honor Emma Kelly

New Hope United Methodist Church will hold a Spring Fling benefit Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The community is invited to attend the family friendly event with fun, food, fellowship and festivities for all ages. Tickets for the fundraiser are $20, and children younger than 12 are admitted free.

May 17, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Investigation continues into Friday shooting deaths

Although autopsies are completed, Statesboro police are not releasing details regarding the deaths of a young man and teenage girl who were found in a Statesboro apartment Friday night.

May 16, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Loggerhead sea turtle nesting underway

SAVANNAH - Conservationists anticipate another strong year for nesting by rare sea turtles on the coasts of Georgia and the Carolinas after nest totals last year neared or surpassed record numbers.

May 16, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


FEMAC big on security

Last year, a nationwide security industry publication named Corey Hendrix one of 20 leading security integrators under age 40 in the United States. In April, Hendrix, 33, accepted the role of president of FEMAC Security Solutions, a Bulloch County-based company with a three-state reach that has served more than 300 banks, as well as commercial clients as large as Georgia Power.

May 16, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


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Unity through protest

In the wake of tragic shootings last week in Texas, Louisiana and Minnesota, hundreds of people didn't let oppressive heat and humidity on Saturday ...

July 11, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Plank & Tile: It's cool

The owners of Plank & Tile want to make their 8,500-square-foot showroom on U.S. Highway 301 South a destination for homeowners and designers, while ...

July 11, 2016 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Famous in Athens, Little Italy to open in Boro

If you have spent any time in Athens, chances are you have eaten at the legendary Little Italy Pizzeria downtown.

July 11, 2016 | | Local


Dr. Horace Deal honored for philanthropy

Dr. Horace Deal of Southeastern Eyecare Clinics was named one of 59 Philanthropists of the Year by Optometry Giving Sight for his 10 years of ...

July 11, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Old Sallie Z. School sold

The Bulloch County Board of Education recently sold the old Sallie Zetterower Elementary School on East Jones Avenue at Gentilly Road for $1 million to ...

July 09, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


City manager hiring decision expected Tuesday

Statesboro City Council has a special meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, when a decision to hire a new city manager is expected.

July 09, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


'Silent No More'

The Bulloch County NAACP will lead a "Silent No More" protest march Saturday in Statesboro at 5:30 p.m.

July 08, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Register looks to Brooklet for police

Brooklet Police soon may enter into a partnership with the Town of Register to bring back a police presence, said Register Mayor Barbara Rushing.

July 08, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Screven Co. sex offender back in jail

A Screven County man who was removed from the registered sex offender's list three years ago was arrested a second time Monday on child ...

July 07, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


NCAA finds GS football infractions

The NCAA announced Thursday an investigation into Georgia Southern football found several violations relating to academics.

July 07, 2016 | Mike Anthony | Local


New GS president praises ‘campus carry’ veto

New Georgia Southern University President Jaimie Hebert, PhD., who recently arrived from Texas where he publicly opposed legislation allowing guns to be carried on college ...

July 06, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


DA drops indictments against trucking company

Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tom Durden will not prosecute a transportation company indicted earlier this year in the deaths of five Georgia Southern University ...

July 06, 2016 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Statesboro man arrested, linked to The Country Store armed robbery

A man police say is responsible for two local convenience store armed robberies is behind bars, facing charges from two separate law enforcement agencies.

July 06, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Early voting underway in runoff

Early voting began Tuesday in the July 26 runoff. It features nonpartisan races for Bulloch County Probate Court judge and an Ogeechee Circuit Superior Court ...

July 05, 2016 | Al Hackle | Local


Police seek suspect in Parker's armed robbery

Statesboro police are seeking information regarding a man suspected in the armed robbery of a Lanier Drive convenience store Monday.

July 05, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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